create_xps - 2022.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

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Create embedded source for XPS and add to the source fileset (Not supported anymore. Please use Vivado IP integrator.)


create_xps [‑quiet] [‑verbose] <name>


Source file name that was created.


Name Description
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution
<name> Source name




Create an Embedded Processor source for use in the current project, and add it to the source files.

This command will launch the Xilinx® Platform Studio (XPS) to let you design the hardware portion of the embedded processor system. In XPS you can define and configure the microprocessor, peripherals, and the interconnection of these components. After you exit XPS, the created files for the Embedded Processor sub-design will be written to the local project directory (<project_name>.srcs/sources_1/edk/<name> ), and added to the source files.

For more information on using specific features of XPS refer to EDK Concepts, Tools, and Techniques (UG683).

You can also add existing Xilinx Microprocessor Project (.xmp) files from XPS in the current project using the add_files command.

The command returns the name of the Embedded Processor sub-design created.


-quiet - (Optional) Execute the command quietly, returning no messages from the command. The command also returns TCL_OK regardless of any errors encountered during execution.
Note: Any errors encountered on the command-line, while launching the command, will be returned. Only errors occurring inside the command will be trapped.
-verbose - (Optional) Temporarily override any message limits and return all messages from this command.
Note: Message limits can be defined with the set_msg_config command.

<name> - (Required) The name of the Embedded Processor sub-design to create and add to the current project.


The following example launches XPS to define and configure the specified Embedded Processor sub-design:
create_xps xpsTest1